Tuesday, 25 October 2016

10 ways to wear Denim this season

Mix up the DENIM with short jackets, long coats, oversized shirts, fitted shirts, trousers, skirts, shorts or jumpsuits.  Combine the pieces, add textures, colours and embellishment.

 1)  Keep it simple by wearing well fitted high waisted DENIM jeans with a crisp white shirt

 2)  Double DENIM - wear bottoms and tops or wear 2 DENIM jackets or denim leggings and skirt

 3)  DENIM Trousers - wear cut off and frayed

 4)  Mix fabrics and textures with DEMIN jacket over silk, lace, animal prints or leather

 5)  Mix light DENIM with dark DENIM

 6)  Turn unwanted DENIM into patches and sew onto trouser knees, jacket elbows etc

 7)  DENIM jeans are wide legged, straight,  flared and cropped, 

 8)  Show off the trouser shape with heels or flats and tights, coloured or fishnet

 9)  Fray DENIM jackets and shirts

10) Add buttons, embellishment and belts

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Brighton Flash Mob Fashion Shows

I organised another day of Flash mob fashion shows and stopped the passersby in Hove and Brighton.    I had models showing the Autumn trends and stock from Rock Lobster in George Street, Hove.

After we took taxis into Brighton and the models flash mobbed Joy in Bond Street.

 ....... and Eyesite in North Street.  

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Rainy days in Summer

It is forecast to be a rainy weekend.  Do not be gloomy it is a chance to wear one of the fun and brightly coloured trench coats that have been 'big' all summer.

Wear bright colours or go for the new season Autumn colours of creams, nutmeg and spice colours.

Wear a pair of fun wellies and a carry a huge bright umbrella.

Be confident in what you wear and you will shine through the miserable weather!

La Redoute

HAPPY FRIDAY and weekend

For styling and personal shopping help and advice call Jane


Monday, 18 July 2016

Kim Murray's dresses at Wimbledon

Kim Murray looked great the whole of Wimbledon.

Kim's COLOUR  -  dark hair/blue eyes and good skin tones.  She can wear a good selection of colours but nothing too bright or all black or white.

STYLE  -  Classic wears minimal jewellery.  Looks good in clean lines and classic shapes.  Kim wears on trend outfits with subtle colours , using the seasons fashion in fabrics and detail to suit her.

SHAPE  -  Slightly curvery  -  perfect figures for dresses and she has regained her shape brilliantly after her baby.

Whistles dress

This outfit is very on trend for this season with the lacey top.  Notice it is cream rather than stark white.  The waist of the skirt emphasizes her waist.

Kate Spade poppy dress
Fun, silky and flouncey material with the seasons ‘pussy bow-  perfect colours for Kim, soft not too hard.  Print size is small to suit her small frame.  The great oversized structured bagis an Aspinal of London bag in lizard.

Jenny Packham embellished tulle gown

A gorgeous evening dress which suits Kim's figure perfectly.  The deep Vneck wrap style emphasizes her bust and the clasp at the waist shows off her slim waist.  The slit skirt is great to show off her legs.  It is a young, sophisticated style.  Strappy sandles to lead the eye down.  Nice and simple no jewellery – let the squins speak for themselves.  Modern long sleeves and embellishment.

Jenny Packham dress

Great colour – nice and subtle – not too hard and bright.  Heavy embellishment on the top which is key this season.  Nice slash neck and sleeve length – again perfect for her figure.  This was the dress Kim wore to watch the Wimbledon finals when Andy won.

Burberry Brit chiffon dress

Again black and white is on trend this summer.  This dress has nice sheer fabric on the arms to soften the line.  Small pattern with no hard shapes – perfect for Kim.

Kim shows off her great figure and hair.  Wears clothes that absolutely suit her colour, style and shape.

Above all her outfits fit the occasion which is so important when you are the wife of the British no 1 tennis player

For help and advice on your wardrobe talk to Jane Busby on 07860 136455  www.janebusby.co.uk

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Saturday, 2 July 2016


Regus surveyed senior business people from across Brighton to find out what's HOT when it comes to workplace attire.

Results reveal that established ideas are being challenged by the city's professionals.   65% of Brighton managers believe that a suit and tie is too formal for the modern workplace.  61% believe that jeans are now acceptable in the office.

The survey also asked attitudes regarding footwear.  52% of respondents in Brighton believe sandals to be acceptable and 23% thought flip flops suitable.  Tracksuits were deemed the least acceptable office outfit with just 10% claiming to see nothing wrong in taking a sporty look into the office.

Richard Morris UK CEO of Regus said "Everything about the world of work is changing, from where we work to the hours we spend working to what we wear.  This more relaxed attitude to workwear is a reflection of the fact that the office environment is now a lot less formal in many cases - lifestyle and work are integrating".

I totally agree with the survey, Brighton is a City were there are a lot of creative companies and this would give a huge percentage of people responding with a more casual office look.

Gresham Blake's answer to a more casual business look.

This piece was taken from the Argus newspaper June 2016

To do away with the traditional suit and tie for men and suits, dress and jackets for the women it does make it hard for people to know how casual to go.  For some people this is an absolute nightmare when shopping and updating their wardrobe.  Work and lifestyle clothes start to become one.

I offer a complete personal shopping service and can help anyone finding it hard to shop.

Contact me on my email  -  jane@janebusby.co.uk or ring on 07860 136455

Monday, 9 May 2016


12 models performed a 3 1/2 minute routine in East Street, Brighton to publicise the local shops.  The music was played loudly and the crowds watched.

Shops taking part were  -  

Bluebelle & Co
Cambridge Satchel                                        

Styled and choregraphed by Jane Busby

Saturday, 16 April 2016


Saturday 9th April was the 4th Brighton Fashion show at the Jury's Inn Waterfront Hotel in Brighton. Guy Lloyd from Juice 107.2 hosted the afternoon shows.  We had over 400 people watch the 12 gorgeous models show outfits from this Spring/Summer season.

I styled, staged and produced the shows with a flash mob in East Street between the fashion shows and between the showers!!

Everyone worked as a team - Thanks to everyone involved the feedback has been fantastic.

Eyesite Opticians

Bluebelle and Co

mo Brog
Pretty Eccentric

Gresham Blake
Rock Lobster

Flash Mob in East Street, Brighton

Cambridge Satchel
Rebekah Ann designer jewellery
Walk In Wardrobe

The Team with the Mayor or Brighton and Hove

Gresham, Jane Busby, Guy Lloyd

For personal shopping advice and help please contact me on my mobile or via my website
www.janebusby.co.uk  - 07860 136455

Friday, 4 March 2016

The 4th Brighton Fashion Show - Saturday 9th April

This afternoon of FREE fashion shows celebrates the Brighton shops and highlights the trends for this Spring/Summer.

There will be 12 gorgeous girl and boy models with their hair styled by Ciscos Karma and makeup by bareMinerals.

Hosting the afternoon again will be Guy Lloyd from Juice 107.2 and Sophie Corbett.  The Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Cllr Lynda Hyde will be coming along to open the first show at 2pm.

To see a video from last year see www.facebook.com/brightonfashionshows

Thursday, 18 February 2016


 Look out for the key trends coming from the designer catwalks into our high streets.

DENIM - Do not be afraid to wear denim on demin.  Dungarees are back as trousers, shorts and dresses.  New season jeans are skinny and boot leg shaped.


Sequines, crystals, lurex, lame and an overload on embellishments.  Check out easy summer shimmer, space age metallics and full-blown 80's glamour.


The 90's slip dress is the S/S 16 key piece.  Simple, strappy, slippery, sensuous silks and satins with scalloped lingerie lace.


Bold solid stripes as dresses, skirts, trousers, shirts and jackets.  This Spring prints are bold, horizontal, vertical, thick, thin multicoloured, monochrome, soft pastels or optical and angular.  Look out for these stripes in chiffons, satins and other textures.


Ruffles full of femininity.  Whether you wear ruffles all over as above or minimally on the sleeves or added to the bottom of a blouse or skirt.  Notice the 'off the shoulder' style is a key look this season.


Rucksacks are back - very practical.
Handbags in graphic shapes, designed and colours.
Add a tiara to give your outfit a glamour fresh look.
Earring - extra long and delicate to elongate your neck.
Casual shoes are going backless and slipper style.

For help and advice on your wardrobe www.janebusby.co.uk

Monday, 11 January 2016

Christmas Gifts - useful or unwanted?


Christmas was a couple of weeks ago, how were your gifts accepted? Did you receive any that were 'holes in the head'?

Nowadays it is so easy to buy on line and we all have such personal tastes that buying gifts for our friends and family is getting so hard as everyone has so much.

It is lovely to come up with the perfect surprise gift for your partner, friend or family but it is difficult.

A perfect present is one that is totally relevant, a surprise and it must fit in with the persons lifestyle and tastes and either be practical and useful or flippant and an indulgent.  The gift must be wrapped and presented beautifully. 

Giving useful gifts

If the person does not give any 'hints' think about their hobbies, their lifestyle, their likes and dislikes.  Think outside the box 
- if they are foodie people, go into a cook shop and buy something in keeping with their tastes, something they would not buy themselves.  Give a gift voucher for their favourite restaurant.  

If you are giving theatre/concert tickets or a night away do make some enquires to make sure the date is free.

If buying clothes or shoes do be sure to buy the right size as buying something too big or too small will not go down well!

Even the most practical person likes to be flippant and would appreciate a pamper session or be indulged in some other way.

Keep away from giving perfumes, cosmetics, creams and lotions UNLESS you know the person uses the brand.  Perfumes and cosmetics are very personal and you need to know that the person does not have allergies.

Really unless socks are needed by a person - they are not a very 'exciting' present!

Unwanted presents

It is very tempting to wrap and regift a present.  You must be so careful that you do not give back to the person who gave it to you!  

I am all for decluttering so to pass on unwanted gifts to a charity is ideal as the present will find its way to someone who can use it and at the same time raise some money for the charity.

For help with personal shopping see - www.janebusby.co.uk